Here at Park Dental, we are proud to offer whitening services to our patients.
Did you know
… the most common complaint people have about their teeth is their color. There are a lot of whitening products on the market, so it is important to discuss your options with your dentist.
There are many things that can affect the color of your teeth. Most people believe discoloration is due to plaque, but that’s not always the case. You might notice that your teeth become discolored due to the food and drinks you consume. The use of tobacco can stain your teeth, as well as certain medications and injuries.
It is really important to understand why your teeth are discolored so that you can find the best way to treat them.
How Whiteners Work
Teeth-whitening products either contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Both ingredients break up surface stains into smaller pieces. This makes them harder to see, making your teeth brighter.
However, it is also important to note that whitening does not work on veneers, crowns, or fillings. They also do not always work on discoloration caused by certain medications.
There are many options when it comes to whitening methods, including toothpastes, at-home bleaching, and bleaching in our office. Each one works differently and varies in effectiveness and safety. For this reason, you should always consult your dentist prior to bleaching.
If you have any questions about teeth whitening, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (614) 254-5116.